Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Step Back as Senior Royals

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, have decided to step back as senior members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent.

In a public announcement, they said they will balance their time between the United Kingdom and North America, while they continue to honour their duty to the Queen, the Commonwealth, and their patronages. Reports claim the couple did not inform any of the Royal Family members about their decision.

According to their website, the decision didn’t come lightly, they spent months reflecting on it.

“This geographical balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity” – The Duke and Duchess of Sussex